ANAHEIM - It would be difficult to draw up a better scenario for the Los Angeles Angels heading into the All-Star break.
They don't get to play under the label of "professional hockey," but that's not such a bad thing.
It takes the drama out of a race when it's over in the first third of the contest.
It usually starts with a weight room session in the morning.
Some of the elite volleyball players in the Santa Clarita Valley will get a chance to call themselves true national champions.
The road is never easy for The Master's College when it comes to competition in the Golden State Athletic Conference.
Making it to a CIF-Southern Section division quarterfinal or semifinal is becoming a common story for the Vikings.
For Canyon High School, most of its athletic success this past year came in just a handful of sports.
It was a tennis season seemingly devoid of a dominant singles player in the Foothill League.
It was impressive enough to go undefeated in Foothill League competition, but to do it against teams stocked with talent was remarkable.
Some teams view it as a glorified practice.
On a team like perennial Foothill League champion Valencia, the concentration of talent is always thicker.
More than three weeks have passed since West Ranch graduate J.J. Holen's high school golf career ended.
The original idea behind Tuesday's Santa Clarita Valley vs. Bakersfield All-Star Baseball Matchup was to give senior players a final opportunity to showcase themselves in front of scouts.
Foothill League seniors will get to take the field one more time as high school athletes.
For the first nine minutes of the game, Hart boys soccer was on fire.
The first playoff experience for Albert Einstein Academy girls basketball was quick and straight forward.
The Trinity Classical Academy Knights boys soccer team had its share of highlights this season.
Oddly enough, it was a goal against that finally sparked West Ranch boys soccer on Tuesday.
The CIF-Southern Section released the boys and girls prep basketball playoff draws on Sunday afternoon, and plenty of Santa Clarita Valley teams are scattered across various postseason brackets.
PACIFIC PALISADES – The newly energized Jason Gore isn't satisfied with just being able to play this week at his favorite PGA Tour event.
At least 24 schools are already committed to participate in Canyon High School's Santa Clarita Valley Track Invitational.
It appears at least one of two local golfers will get to play through the weekend at the Northern Trust Open.
The Valencia Vikings boys soccer team secured second place in the Foothill League by beating West Ranch for the fourth straight time on Thursday at Valencia High.
If there's a team that knows a lot about fortunes changing quickly, it's Hart girls soccer.
PACIFIC PALISADES - An aspiring golfer growing up in Southern California may see the Northern Trust Open in the same light as a young baseball player watching a game in Dodger Stadium for the first time.
Somehow, after five drama-filled chaotic weeks, we have arrived at the conclusion of another Foothill League winter season.
Across the past three years, the Hart High boys soccer team could easily be considered the Foothill League's best team never to win a league title.
Niko Nuyda was there when Canyon soccer was a powerhouse in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Quietly, one of the best rivalries in Santa Clarita Valley sports has been building up for years.